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Provenance

The artist; sold to Ford Madox Hueffer [1873-1939, later Ford Madox Ford], London.[1] Ezra Pound [1885-1972], London, and Rapallo, Merano, and Venice, Italy; his estate; purchased 1988 through (Hirschl & Adler Galleries, Inc., New York) by Raymond [1921-2007] and Patsy Nasher [d. 1988], Dallas; RDN & PRN Foundation, Dallas; gift 2009 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1914
Twentieth Century Art: A Review of Modern Movements, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, 1914, no. 154, as Bust of Mr. Ezra Pound.
1957
XI Triennale di Milano, Milan, 1957, no. 9.
1982
Henri Gaudier-Brzeska and Ezra Pound: A Friendship, Anthony d'Offay Gallery, London, 1982, unnumbered catalogue, repro.
1982
Loan to display with permanent collection, Tate Gallery, London, 1982-1987.
1985
Pound's Artists: Ezra Pound and the Visual Arts in London, Paris and Italy, Tate Gallery, London, 1985, no. 1.
1987
A Century of Modern Sculpture: The Patsy and Raymond Nasher Collection, Dallas Museum of Art; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid; Forte di Belvedere, Florence; Staatgalerie Moderner Kunst, Munich, 1987-1989, no. 29, repro. (shown only in Madrid).
1987
British Art in the 20th Century: The Modern Movement, Royal Academy of Arts, London; Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart, 1987, no. 58, repro.
1987
British Modernist Art 1905-1930, Hirschl & Adler Galleries, New York, 1987-1988, no. 71, repro.
1992
The New British Sculpture: Selection Works from the Patsy R. and Raymond D. Nasher Collection, University of North Texas Art Gallery, Denton, 1992.
1996
Masterworks of Modern Sculpture: The Nasher Collection, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco; A Century of Sculpture: The Nasher Collection, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 1996-1997, unnumbered catalogue, repro.
2003
From Rodin to Calder: Masterworks of Modern Sculpture from the Nasher Collection, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, 2003-2004.
2008
In Pursuit of the Masters: Stories from the Raymond and Patsy Nasher Collection, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, 2008-2009.
2010
The Vorticists: Rebel Artists in London and New York, 1914-1918, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham; Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice; Tate Britain, London, 2010-2011, no. 1, repro. (shown only in Durham and London).
Bibliography
1943
Goldring, Douglas. South Lodge: Reminiscences of Violet Hunt, Ford Madox Ford and the English Review Circle. London, 1943: 63.
1978
Cole, Roger. Burning to Speak: The Life and Art of Henri Gaudier Brzeska. Oxford, 1978: 36-38, no. 50, figs.
1983
Lewison, Jeremy, ed. Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, Sculptor, 1891-1915 Exh. cat. Kettle's Yard Gallery, Cambridge, 1983; City of Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, 1983-1984; York City Art Gallery, 1984: 4, 24, 52-53 (under no. 71 and 72), repros. (The NGA work was not in the exhibition.)
1993
Henri Gaudier-Brzeska. Exh. cat. Musée des beaux-arts, Orléans 1993; Musée d’art modern, Toulouse, 1993: 30-31, 66, 68, fig. 4, 5. (The NGA work was not in the exhibition.)
1996
Silber, Evelyn. Gaudier-Brzeska: Life and Art. Photographs by David Finn. London and New York, 1996: 42-43; 55, 94, 113, 119, 125, 128, 130, 131, 269-270, no. 79, fig. 45, 121, 122.
2004
Wilson, Robert A. Epitome of Desire: The Story of the Nashers of Texas and One of the World's Greatest Sculpture Collections Created by Their Passion and Obsession for the Best. Austin, 2004: unpaginated, repros.
2004
Wood, Jon. "Heads and Tales: Gaudier Brzeska's Hieretic Head of Ezra Pound and the Making of an Avant-garde Homage." In Sculpture and the Pursuit of a Modern Ideal in Britain, c.1880-1930, edited by David J. Getsy. London and Burlington, 2004: 192-217, figs. 7.1, 7.2, 7.4, 7.9